It is comforting to know we serve a God who promises to one day set us free from the boundaries of time. But, until then, serving God involves discerning how best to use our gifts and resources – including time. Many Christians choose to offer a portion of their time in the form of
"Serving as a mission volunteer is not another experience to check off the list, like white-water rafting, backpacking or zip-lining. Instead, we have to shed ourselves and go as representatives of the family of God. We must not only introduce people to ‘our House’, but we also need to say ‘come, join us.
Here are a few Commissioning Service guidelines and litanies that you are free to use as prepared, or modify to meet your needs and circumstances.
The articles linked below can provide you with ideas and information for creating a more rewarding environment for your church’s volunteers.
The articles linked below can provide you with ideas and information for the orientation and training of your church’s volunteers.
The articles linked below can provide you with ideas and information for recruiting volunteers to serve in the ministries of your congregation.
This Christianity Today article by Calvin C. Ratz explores what it takes to have newcomers stay connected to your congregation.
Recently LifeWay’s Todd Adkins, Daniel Im, and Eric Geiger (hosts of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast) released five episodes specifically related to recruiting volunteers in churches. Here are some of the highlights!
Have you been part of a service team that has discovered some unique and effective ways to connect with your host community? Share below!
What does ‘operational oversight’ look like among the ministry staff in your congregation? How do you decide the salary for any given position?